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photographed, but u.s. forces have been on an intense hunt for baitullah mehsud, the leader of the talupon. unarmed drones, the weapon of choice, have been closing in on him for weeks and, today, u.s. and pakistani officials are saying they think mehsud has finally been killed by one of those strikes. martha raddatz is in washington tonight. good evening. >>> senior officials tell abc news president obama was detailed today on why the u.s. believes there are strong indication said butullea mehsud is dead. his back is to the camera in this rare video of him. he's enemy number one in pakistan, believed to be behind some of the most spectacular attacks in that country, including the assassination of benazir bhutto. u.s. officials consider him a grave threat as well. the nexus of all terror groups in pakistan. the u.s. and pakistan have been trying to track mehsud for months. nine of the last ten cia drone strikes have been aimed add his network, but u.s. and pakistani officials believe a strike in south waziristan yesterday likely killed him. omps saying there's a 95% chance he's among the de
. >>> hey, thanks for joining us on hln. i'm natasha curry. our top story, a fourth body discovered after a midair collision. a small plane collideed with a helicopter, both fell into the hudson river. new york mayor michael bloomberg says it's believed all of the nine people on both aircraft were killed. here is how witnesses described the crash. >> there was a plane, a small plane like a cessna cutting back towards new jersey side. helicopter heading southbound about 1100, 1200 feet. the plane rolled into the helicopter, hit the side of it of the helicopter went straight in the water. there was a poof of smoke and a bang. it went further down hit the water by the w hotel and came down, a couple of pieces. >> what did you think when you saw it. >> tragic, bad. you look up and you see all the planes going around here and it's hectic. unfortunately this thing happens. the fact that it does happen -- it doesn't happen more often is crazy. >> it was turning, went down first. about three, four seconds later, i saw the wing for helicopters. there's no wing for helicopters, it was the rotor bla
and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> in fact, several democratic members of congress now have canceled their town hall meetings, we learned, at least one, represent brad miller of north carolina, is saying, he has gotten a death threat. that's what he is saying. now, if you were with us here tuesday, when we first started following the story, you heard a charge by a congressman, congressman lloyd doggett who joined me here. on video, you see him being chased from this forum on to a parking lot. he told us this isn't some ground swell of grass roots rage. he says it is being coordinated and scripted. >> i think the script is des sem nated through the republican party and websites that they are going through and through some of the private organizations that are helping orchestrate all this. >> now, i should say that there does seem to be some evidence that the congressman may be right at least in some part. i, and my staff, have watched video after video of some of these meetings. we hear many of the same slogans repeated again a
court creates a life curriculum for us to create a society towards justice and quality. >> reporter: i saw tears streaming down your face as you were watching the ceremony. you thrust your fist onto the air and you were so excited. why is this such a source of pride for you? what kind of message does this send to all americans? >> that we have a fighting chance and we are being recognized for the very first time. being low-income individuals and living in a poor community, it shows that people can progress no matter where you are at. >> reporter: you are one of the pu younger people that was here today. what kind of message does this send to you and how does judge sotomayor inspire you? >> it just shows me as a young person i can accomplish anything. i'm 19 years old, but i feel like i've got a long way ahead of me and i'm going to accomplish all my dreams and goals and she is such an inspiration. >> reporter: thank you all very much for joining us again. it is an historic day for all americans, but here in spanish harlem, a special source of pride. back to you. >> susan candiotti, tha
. there is however a need for consistency and rigor and the use of award fee. we should incentivize the contractor performance excellence. i fully support the recommendation that we establish an evaluation factors. definitions of performance, associated fees, and infatuation scales that motivate performance and prohibited fees for unsatisfactory performance. it is effectively using these contras to incentivize excellent contract performance. it is in line with the guidance in december 2007. we will strengthen that policy by issuing amplifying guidance that addresses the concerns raised byjao and recognizes that our major programs, all board, and the requirements need to be tailored to their different mission portfolios and contract objectives. specifically, we will is expected guidance in choosing the right contract time, determine ratings and other categories, and the fee paid for meeting the standards. and ensure that the fee is not pay for unsatisfactory performance. we are committed to working with any interagency group to establish how best to what i weighed this is a tool for improving contr
's a civil war. and the other people are using bullets and bombs. i think owe israeli is a fascist and he would fit right in nazi germany as far as i'm concerned." all that and more right now on "countdown." >>> good evening from new york. a smear campaign that has nothing to do with new york. take party protestors coordinated by the health care industry now revealing that the fear being stoked seems to have far more to do with anger over who won the last presidential election than it does who does or does not have health care insurance. . obama meeting with six senators about the health care bill that appears to be stuck in their limited negotiations. democrat max baucus talking about a democrats-only bill if republicans won't come aboard. "if republicans aren't there, it could get to a point where democrats may have to go in a different direction. i hope not, but we have to face facts." i know. after he said that, some of us were making sure he had i.d. that he was max baucus. now more about the man senator baucus met today, the president than the health care reform the president is try
journalist euna lee. lisa will give us some insight into her sister's five-month long ordeal and tell us how she's doing now. >>> first, experts say it may take three shots to get vaccinated for the flu this year. as millions of children head back to school the next couple of weeks, concerns over the h1n1 virus are ramping up. our dr. jennifer ashton here with more. >> good morning, harry. >>> today health officials will lay out major guidelines for schools on how to manage and prevent any flu outbreaks. >> the h1n1 virus has been smoldering this summer among children largely in summer camps. so it's ready to we're afraid explode once schools reconvene. >> reporter: in the summer hemisphere where it's winter h1n1 has become the dominant strain of the flu infecting thousands. the death toll over 500. a grim warning for the u.s. the centers for disease control present one model predicting 40% of the country, or 140 million americans, could be infected. experts say a nationwide vaccination program is crucial, but currently there's no approved vaccine available in the
. the full senate officially confirming federal appeals court judge sonia sotomayor to sit on the u.s. supreme court. the final vote 68-31 for the nominee raised in the bronx and educated in the ivies. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is confirmed. >> just like that, our nation will get its first hispanic justice. a woman nominated by our nation's first african-american president. the president spoke minutes after the vote. >> and with this hispanic -- historic vote, the senate has confirmed that judge sotomayor has the intellect, the history, the integrity and the independence of find ably serve on our nation's highest court. shepard: the president calling a wonderful day in america. not everyone seems to agree. 31 u.s. senators voted against her confirmation. many of them republicans. many expressed concerns biassed or prone to judicial activism. >> a philosophy that's consistent with the activist judicial philosophy. that is that she said openly that her opinions, her sympathies and her prejudices
. if you make less than $250,000 a year, you won't have to pay more taxes. that's what he said. he told us that. he told joe the plumber that. he told just about everybody who would hear that, that. that was before the bank bailouts, mind you, before the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill, before the federal deficit topped $1 trillion. all right. are you ready for this? i want you to listen closely now to treasury secretary tim geithner this weekend, in case you missed it. he's talking specifically now about this issue. >> we will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained unless we can convince the american people that we are going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established. >> here's what else he said, which is interesting. remember, you got to be careful how you listen to the words. he said when it comes to taxes, the president won't do anything that adds unfairly, anything that adds unfairly to the middle class. key word, unfairly. almost like there's some distance between this and that. now, listen to this bit of
, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that's going to do it for us. >> it sounds easier to let your neighbor dog sit. >>> here's "cnn newsroom" with heidi collins, have a great day. >>> surprise, former president bill clinton is in north korea and he's on a mission too. he's trying to free two american journalists. and he's getting a pretty warm welcome, our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty will be taking a closer look at that. also, keeping a very close eye on iran today because there are new accusations and new questions about the three americans that we told you about that are under arrest there. we'll be getting to that story shortly. >>> and in pakistan, young boys stolen from their homes, brainwashed and then trained to kill. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, today is tuesday, august 4th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a rare mission inside north korea for a former american president, bill clinton arrived there early this morning. he's there trying to gain the release of two jailed journalists. they were sentenced to 12 years in a very secretive t
of the u.s. supreme court, the judge has suggested that her background, her unique background and values do and should influence her judicial decisions, and that that should be the case, perhaps with all judges, joining us now with her thought, is joanne epps, who is the dean of the beasley school of law, at temple university in philadelphia, dean epps also testified on behalf of the national association of women lawyers. at judge sotomayor's confirmation hearings, recently and nice to talk with you, dean, thanks very much for being here and let's talk first of all, about your testimony, when you went down to washington and testified on judge sotomayor's half, what was the point you most wanted to make? to members of the senate sdmeet i wanted to make collectively three points. i wanted to say in her half she was exceptionally well qualified for the position, she was experienced and had the judicial temperament to make an appropriate an effective supreme court justice and i wanted to say by way of response to criticism that her series of opinions really screams screamed out that she did not
. >> hello. >> reporter: cynthia thompson is a pioneer. one of the first people in the u.s. to take part in an h1n1 swine flu vaccine trial. dr. lisa jackson explained how it would all work. >> so, you know, we're going to collect a blood specimen and a revisit. measure the antibody response to the vaccine. >> reporter: thompson was told the risk of serious side-effects is low. but no guarantees. she listened. then, gave permission. >> no, i'm not really worried about the risk just because i trust in what they're doing. and i think it's great what they're doing. you have to do things like this in order to benefit others. >> reporter: and with that, it was time for the actual vaccination. thomsen and other volunteers will get two shot, three weeks apart, as researchers look at safety, effectiveness, and whether it will take one dose or two to provide immunity. the federal trials are taking place at eight vaccine test centers nationwide. most get under way next week. about 2,500 paid volunteers in all. half adults. half children. vaccine companies are also running their own trials. researc
economists, does it pick up speed and momentum? but these guys have been telling us, well, for the number really to go down, we actually have to see job creation and we still haven't had a month of job creation. >> speaking of job creation, that cash for clunkers program that an initial billion dollars pa put into, now another $2 billion could lead to some 400,000 additional cars, which some car manufacturers may lead to some hiring because their inventories are light. is the white house talking about that expectation that the $2 billion could begin to stimulate hiring which may have a ripple impact, at least in the hard-hit areas of michigan and tennessee and some of the other car manufacturing hubs? >> i do think that they like the fact that you're seeing the states that are taking the most advantage of this cash for clunkers are some of these states and some of these harder hit manufacturing places like ohio, like indiana. so that is something that they are happy about. but, you know, you take to some analysts here and august is sometimes is a big car buying month anyway, i believe. i'
. >> and welcome to the white house. [cheering] >> i am glad all of you could be with us today as we honor the newest member of our highest court, who i'm proud to address for the very first time as justice sonia sotomayor. [cheers and applause] >> we are also honored to be joined by justice sotomayor's new colleagues. we have justice ginsburg, who is here, as well as justice steve stevens. [applause] >> so i just want to thank both justice stevens and justice ginsburg, not only for being here today but for your extraordinary service on the court. and i know you'll be giving justice sotomayor some good ti tips. [laughter] >> i also want to thank everyone who's worked so hard to bring to us this day. i want to thank especially our judiciary committee chairman, senator patrick leahy. [applause] >> as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] >> for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillibrand, both of whom are justice sotomayor's home state senators, for their ex
. and thanks for being with us. u.s. efforts to get rid of the taliban and al qaeda may have gotten a major boost. that's because it appears that the top terrorist leader in pakistan has been killed in a cia drone attack. >> pakistani intelligence officials say that batula massoud is dead. and there's reports that his funeral has already been held. we get details from nick schifrin in islamabad. >> reporter: massoud is pakistan's eni number one. responsible for some of the worst terrorist attacks in the country's history. pakistani officials say he's killed more than 1,200 people in the last 2 years, including benazir bhutto. he's at the center of a nexus of terrorists that have threatened pakistan's future. this year, the u.s. has increased its targeting of massoud, using unmanned, cia drones. of the last ten attacks in the pakistani tribal areas, nine have targeted massoud and his network. in pakistan, the attacks are controversial. but the u.s. believes they are the only way to target the taliban and al qaeda, in the rugged terrain along the afghan border. >> over the past six months, we
of the investigation. so far officials have only located the helicopter wreckage. >> they're using sonar to locate the airplane. >> reporter: the victims, a pilot and five italian tourists onboard the tour helicopter. on the plane, the pilot and two passengers, including a child. soon after the crash, officials say it was clear no one could have survived. >> this has changed from a rescue to a recovery mission. >> reporter: it was a clear day with flying conditions nearly ideal. investigators say the helicopter, owned by liberty tours, took off from the manhattan heliport. the small plane departed teeth boro airport in new jersey. witnesses say it appeared the plane clipped the hecopter's tail. >> i seen debris come flying down. >> went right in and there was a splash and it was completely submerged and there was nothing else. >> reporter: the ntsb says the pilot of another liberty helicopter refueling at the heliport tried to warn his colleague. he radioed the accident helicopter and told him one lima hotel. you have a fixed wing behind you. there was no response from the pil pilot. >> reporter:
the judge's nomination to the u.s. supreme court today. >>> also, pakistan's lost boy. they say the taliban stole him from their families and forced them to train for terror. hello to you all, glad you could be here. i'm t.j. holmes sitting in for my good friend tony harris. you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the former president clinton hopes to bring two jailed journalists home with him. elaine quijano is on the story with us at the white house and jill doherty joining us, as well. elaine, i want to start with you here. we've been hearing a lot coming out of there and a lot of this information, we can't confirm since our reporters aren't necessarily traveling and a lot of people didn't know about this trip. president clinton was carrying a message from the current president obama. what are you hearing from the white house on that? not the case. >> yeah, t.j., the white house flatly denies that. last hour at the press gaggle, basically, and secretary robert gibbs office he was asked about this. was there a message that former president clinton, because of this report, was there was a messa
to town halls. they give them talking points to use there. and they try to get them fired up. here for example is the fire them up message from a speaker on mr. phillips' patients first bus tour, which yesterday held an event in pueblo, colorado. >> if this new obama care program comes to fruition, when you reach 65 and every five years thereafter you're going to have a counseling session with some federal airhead. part of this process is called end of life counseling and part of the end of life counseling can be an end of life order. adolph hitler issued 6 million end of life orders. he called his program the final solution. i kind of wonder what we're going to call ours. if you find all this stuff is as repugnant as i do you need to take it to the next step. you need to notify your congressman. how do you notify these people? you can call them. you can write them. you can e-mail them. or you can go to their office and put the fear of god in them. >> put the fear of god in them. because what obama is doing with killing all these people like sarah palin said, that's like what hitle
people saying, how can we afford this right now? we've got to use our resources for the deficit. first, i want everyone to understand the source of our deficit, because if you do not understand that, argument will not make sense. when i walked into the white house, i have people waiting for me at the door, a 1.3 trillion dollar deficit. 1.3 trillion dollars. i say that -- this was not -- and this is not, by the way, entirely the previous administration's fault. the financial crisis was so bad that revenue plummeted and all of this money was spent in making sure that the banking system did not completely collapsed. so all of the actions that have been taken just spite the deficit. but the problem actually is not that -- the extraordinary steps we've taken over last one or two years. the real problem is much longer. even if we had no fiscal crisis whatsoever, we have a structural deficit, we are spending more money than we're taking in, we have been doing it for the last eight years. when we passed the prescription drug benefit for medicare by a republican congress, they did not pay for it.
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about when u.s. troops will leave afghanistan. the man said to become the senior advisor predicts the u.s. will be fighting in the country for two more years. at that point he says troops will either turn power over to an improved afghan force or, quote, lose and go home. meantime, a report on the war is due out in eye few weeks which may -- a few weeks which may lead to a request for additional u.s. forces. an accused killer in his own words. we warn you. this video is disturbing. the lone gunman who murdered three women in a pennsylvania gym recorded this video. in the video which was posted last year on youtube, he ranted about. >> my objective is to be able to emotionally connect with people. because when i'm 10 to 20 years older than she is, she has to feel good about this thing. gretchen: three women were killed, nine wounded when he opened fire on an aerobics class. we're also learning that he bought guns from the same online dealer who sold weapons -- uh-oh -- to the virginia tech shooter. new information on the two american journalists just released from north korea. lisa ling sa
like this? >> i was very shocked. think i was screaming for a few second. and then two of us we start calling 911. probably a lot of people saw it. that's why the line was busy. then we sought rescue boats. rescue helicopters. just after like a minute. that quick. >> no one swimming. >> i do not see it. >> any flames? >> i didn't see any flames. i saw some smokes like afterward. i didn't see any flames. >> want to show you what it looks like from google earth. as you come into new york harbor you see the statue of liberty, emis island in the lower left. moving up the hudson river. the crash site was in the stretch of river, pier 40 and lower manhattan and hoboken new jersey. cnns susan candiotti on the story. she begins coverage from the banks of the hudson lower manhattan. susan, i am hearing that the ntsb will hold a press conference shortly before the top of the hour maybe. >> all right. we also have some other breaking news to tell you about. i have a confirmed from two different agencies including the new york police department as well as the medical examiner's office, that three
and the u.s. military had to provide him one en route. shepard: a lot of troubles from that building with the north korean government. the overall relationship, how is it affected? >> well, secretary of state clinton offered today if the north koreans want to come back to six-party talks, they are welcome, but it's not clear whether the north koreans will take that up. in fact, the biggest thing that will probably come out of this is the intel that we will gain from bill clinton sitting across from kim jong-il who you will remember reportedly had a stroke last year in august and no foreigner has seen him ever since. shepard: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. jen, thanks so much. a couple of notes you may not have heard about this story. former president clinton apparently was not the only man considered for this job. "the new york times" is reporting now that the white house list of potential candidates included some other big names. among them, the former vice president al gore. again the women worked for his cable network. and the new mexico governor bill richardson who travel
will be rationed and medicare cuts and tax dollars used to fund abortion. >> are those true or are those false sf. >> in general, false. >> reporter: lori robertson from nonpartisan factchekt.org. >> hope people would say wait a minute, that doesn't sound quite right. let me look into that a little more. >> reporter: many americans are angry about the recession and all of the bailouts and big government. >> it is housewives and it is bus drivers and it is plumbers and people with real jobs that just feel like things are out of control in washington. >> reporter: fatcheck.org says president obama is untruthful when he says health care reform will be paid for when the plan is a work in progress and who pays is not yet settled. one way to get past the myths is to go to the website. fatcheck.org. politifact.com. both organizations say they are neutral and nonpartisan. wendy, back to you. >> steve handelsman. >>> it was a celebration at that time white house in honor of the newest supreme court justice. president barack obama introduced justice sonia sotomayor in the east room this morning to thundero
economic advisor here, she said all of this is going to take time. she uses this description, talking about a lanche ship or a supertanker. you can turn the steering wheel, but it will take time for that ship to turn around. she said that the recovery is similar and everyone has to be patient. >> what's important is not where the president is in the first 100 or the second 100 days. they're going to take the view that in the economy, we inherted an awful mess. they're wapting ingwaiting to final grade is, understanding we have a lot of work to do. they didn't expect we would turn everything around, wave our magic wand, and fix every problem in 200 days. >> when the conversation comes up about these unemployment numbers, the white house again will always say that the president is never satisfied and will not be satisfied untilever american out there out of work and looking for a job can get a job, kiran. >> congress on recess today. we know lawmakers are going back home. they're trying to shore up support for health care reform. this is one town hall meeting. this is kathy caster. take a lo
at the u.s. supreme court. it's interesting for the american public to know, is a supreme court justice is much different than an appellate judge or even a federal circuit judge, because they in fact are not bound by precedent. as an appellate judge, they have to follow precedent. and when they don't, they get reversed. and circuit judges, federal circuit judges have to follow precedent or they get reversed. but a supreme court justice has the freedom to change precedent, and that's why the inquiry into the candidacy and the qualifications of a supreme court nominee is so important. and it's also why our founders wrote extensively on what should be the qualifications of a supreme court justice. alexander hamilton stated in federalist paper number 78, the interpretation of the law is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. he further stated, it is indispensable in the courts of justice that judges have an inflexible and uniformdherence to the rights of the constitution. a nominee who does not adhere to these standards necessarily rejects the role of a judge as dictated by the con
. composed of people that primarily are on twitter and facebook or people that use online organizing techniques to organize their community around some kind of issue. host: you are meeting at the the david lawrence convention center in pittsburgh. . >> that basically decide if they want to follow us around. 9√∑they are trying to grab onto what we are doing, regardless of which city is in. host: c-span has a presence at both conferences. we will be covering today and tomorrow, some of the panels that are taking place, including a conversation with congressman suspect and arlen specter who will be speaking at the event with the former dnc chairman howard dean. where do you see the netroots movement going into next three- five years? guest: what will happen is that the past seven or so, we have worked on the electric-politics. it has gotten pretty sophisticated. there has been signs among activists and victories and money raised on line. you'll start seeing people translate that into techniques that are effective for governments. getting things like health care passed, getting the cat a
builds in today. it brings us a pretty day. that will be the way for the remained main defer the day. wait 'til tomorrow. big changes on the way. the heat and humidity starts to clievment chance of thunderstorms comes your way and what you see now will be a different picture as thunderstorms move into the forecast then and temperatures by sunday and into monday climbing well into the mid 90's. more on that coming up in a few minutes. right now candice haze look at what's happening on the roadways with traffic edge. >> thank you steve. good morning. as you're traveling out on the main line, so far we're in the green and loving that for friday morning. starting on south 95 from mountain road heading to 69 5 , right now a ten minute commute. and good news on # five through the city. we just cleared out an accident on the southbound laindz lanes on o could be nel street. right noi now a five minute commute and approaching the downtown region on the southbound side of the jxf on 69 5 , so far a 15 minute right ride there. keep in mind though we still have dealing with the broken water mai
to be the interesting question. the longer this program goes on, the longer people get used to being subsidized for buying a car. steve: one of the arguments in the first place to get people onboard for cash for clunkers is they said this is really going to spur people buying american cars. not so fast. it turns out four of the five top cars we told you yesterday are made by foreign brands. now, yesterday, according to data we had, the ford focus was number one. but now look at this. toyota corolla number one. ford focus number two. honda civic number three. toyota prius number four. and toyota camry number five. so essentially cash for clunkers has turned into a huge bailout for toyota. peter: and the transportation secretary yesterday in the interview gretchen conducted made it clear in response to our question. well, yeah, this is an american program. this was done to benefit american cars. gretchen: but under the auspice of the fact that a lot of those toyotas artoyotas are manufactun the u.s. but the p.r. message is not a good one. a very interesting point that i would like to make is -- y
much for being with us, mr. haros. here now, wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, breaking news. an historic vote by the united states senate confirming judge sonia sotomayor as the first hispanic justice of the united states supreme court. we have reaction from president obama that's just in. also, former president bill clinton peppered with questions about his successful mission to bring back two american journalists from north korea. what he's saying and what he isn't saying. >>> plus, cnn marks 200 days in office for president obama with a new national report card and a new poll on the president's approval rating. is the public still backing the president? i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics, and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> following breaking news this hour. federal appeals court judge sonia sotomayor just confirmed by the senate to be the country's 111th supreme court justice. only the third woman and most significantly the first hispanic to sit on the nation'
understand the voting the underway. we just saw senator al franken speaking a short time ago. give us some perspective on the politics of this. we know the senators leaving are not, may vote for sonia sotomayor's con fir makfirmatic the political angle, especially with those with a growing hispanic population. >> that's right. obviously, al franken is the most junior senator. it's only democrats who serve as presiding officers. but you're right. ever since this nomination was even first floated, the name of sonia sotomayor, the first thing that came up was that wise latina remark and has been a focal point. republicans have strived for years to secure a significant portion if not a majority of the hispanic vote around this country. they failed in that very dramatically in the last presidential election of course, stepping back a considerable amount in terms of the percentage of that vote they were able to obtain. i think what you saw as a consequence is republicans mindful of the fact that they're the base of the party, the republican party, and the democratic party for that matter, wants
know you're following that for us. >>> and we just want to give you a quick look at how we got here. laura ling and euna lee were arrested march 17th after allegedly crossing into north korea from china. they were working on a story on human trafficking for al gore's startup media venture, current tv. then in june the pair was convicted of illegal entry and so-called hostile acts. in a close trial they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. now, let's go ahead and chart the clinton connection. you've got ling and lee and they work for current tv which is owned, of course, by al gore. and then al gore was clinton's vp, the former president, married to secretary of state, hillary clinton, now in africa. no role, by the way, in bill's private mention. so, you can see the connection to all the players going on right now in this. so, is this just one big photo-op or a turning point in one of the world's more dangerous disputes? let's ask our international security analyst, nuclear weapons expert also and president of plowshares fund, he joins me live from washington. joe, let's just l
will not be taken for anything by the government other than public use. then there is the new haven firefighter case that others have spoken about. it is not just the decision the judge made without substantial evidence that -- it is also the manner in which they refused to give a fair consideration of the firefighters claims and the way that i would hope that every federal judge will. many of her public statement about judging include very radical ideas on the role of a judge and on society. some have said that we cannot consider those, but to consider only those judicial record and about the statement she has made about how judges should perform in office, i think it's an incomplete picture. she has said that there is no neutrality in the law. she has said that legal uncertainty is a good thing because that allows judges to change the law and to make policy. she has said that foreign law can get the procreative juices flowing for judges to interpret the united states constitution and that ethnicity and gender should have an impact on a judge's decision making. those are hard to square with her sol
with a small plane this afternoon over the dson river. the two aircraft went down just south of where a u.s. airways plane crash land seven months ago but beverly, tragically the outcome is much different. new york mayor michael bloomberg called the accident not surviveable. it is a crystal-clear, sunny day. three people on the plane including a child were headed to ocean city, new jersey. a number of people strolling along the river witnessed the deadly crash in disbelief. >> it was like a movie. it was turning, then the head went down first. >> two victims have already been recovered in the water. witnesses say the aircraft collided not far from the hoboken line. >> the helicopter went straight down in the water, there was a puff of smoke and a bang, the plane hit the water in a couple of pieces. >> according to the f.a.a., the plane, a piper a.a.-32 had just taken off from teterboro airport in new jersey. mayor bloomberg says it pacer the airplane crashed into the rear of the chopper. >> the visibility is about two feet at the depth of 30 feet. >> while the coast guard continues gatherin
will be the next supreme court justice, the u.s. senate today confirmed judge sonia sotomayor as the first hispanic justice on the supreme court. only the third female justice in all of u.s. history. she is all but officially on the court. that comes with a swearing-in ceremony saturday. first came today's history-making vote. approving the nominee as it turns out by a comfortable margin. we begin here tonight with our justice correspondent pete williams at the supreme court building. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, judge sotomayor watched the vote at the federal courthouse in new york about half an hour away from the public housing project where she grew up. and around the country hispanic groups were celebrating. sotomayor! sotomayor! sotomayor! >> reporter: huge cheers in los angeles where hispanic supporters joined to watch the historic senate vote. here and at similar gatherings around the country pride in having a supreme court justice from the nation's fastest growing minority, now 15% of the population. >> i was just so elated, thrilled. i had to jump up. this was a moment we have b
. >> he was fearful of not being used and yet not getting what he wanted. >> i thought he was like a p.o.w. with his fingers crossed. here's what that freed journalist laura ling said this morning about bill clinton. it got to me. here is he is. let's listen. >> and we were taken to a location, and when we walked through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. we were shocked. but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. and now, we stand here home and free. >> wow. mike, i was caught up in that emotionally. i mean, i walk in a room and there he is. now, i guess you know, regis philbin could have been there and she might have been just as happy but i don't think so. there's something iconic about big bill clinton. in a way he's his own thanksgiving day float. i mean, the guy is bigger than life, and here he is with the statement, you're free. >> well, sure. i think he said, there are very few people who could have pulled this off. maybe there was nobody who could have pulled this off. >> not because of what he di
the crash as it happened. david wolf joins us from hoboken, new jersey. tell us what you saw. >> i was sitting on the pier from the hoboken side. i was watching the helicopter, a small tourist-type helicopter that is quite common to see. i was following it. out of the side of my vision i saw a small, private airplane coming from the side and i saw the two of them smack into each other and a giant puff of smoke, then the wings flew off. then just the debris quickly fell into the water. >> i imagine there are a million things going through your head at that moment. first of all, did i just see what i really think i saw? what were you thinking? what went through your mind at that point? >> yeah. it all flashed within two seconds. i was like, oh, my god, am i really seeing this? at some point when i saw the puff of smoke or the explosion come out, i definitely screamed. then i thought, okay, maybe it's an emergency situation. what do i need to do? i realized there was nothing to be done. it was so fast and everything just fell in pieces. i knew there wasn't anything to do. >> what happ
, and if congress creates government-run health insurance, should lawmakers have to use it? we report. you decide. all that, plus the fox all-stars. "special report" starts now. cheer clear chris: welcome to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the obama administration's cash for clunkers program is looking for a $2 billion refill. the senate is expected to vote before it goes on august recess whether to approve more money for rebates that have encouraged tens of thousands of people to trade in their own gas guzzlers for new more fuel efficient cars. white house correspondent wendell goler is live with an update. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billi
to be an election. we'll be back with another national report card then. thanks very much for joining us. we'll have more tomorrow on "american morning" and "the situation room." let's go to a special "360" right now. erica hill filling in. erica? >>> breaking news on two fronts, including the apparent killing of one of america's top enemies in afghanistan and pakistan. first, it is a "360" exclusive. in her first interview since her sister's return, lisa ling tonight joining us on "360" to talk about what's happened since her sister laura and her colleague, euna lee, came home from north korea. how they're re-adjusting and how euna's 4-year-old daughter hana is doing now that mommy is finally home. former president bill children securing their release. he spoke publicly about that trip for the first time today. but frankly, said very little. >> i wanted those young women to be able to come home. and i wanted our two countries to have the ability to decide where to go from here. it would be wrong for me to say any more. the young women can speak for themselves about their experiences. the pictures w
are about to see. i think justice souter has been a magnificent justice or any of us who had the privilege of arguing before him and the court. we all know that he was extraordinarily well-prepared, fair minded, extraordinarily probing, and a lucid questioner. he was one knew i would hark back to the great moment when i was able to persuade justice souter to come out to present a eulogy to my late, great colleague and mentor, gerald gunther. justice souter is not a man who likes to travel. he likes new hampshire. i called up his secretary. he loved gerald's but because he said he should approach each case and decided as carefully as you can for that case. he had written him a fan letter about the book. i was unable to get justice ginsberg to come to the eulogy because she was being inducted into the women's hall of fame. i tried justice souter. i called up and the secretary said you never get him to come. is that in connecticut? no, it is in california. he will never go to california. he only likes to go to new hampshire. five seconds later, might line rang, and it was david souter. he sai
is 2% over last year's. do you use different deflators? >> we do different slightly different deflators. i'm using a gdp deflator. the defense department computes their own. i don't think that's the difference in one year because it's a slight difference and the difference would only really show up if you're looking over an extended period of time, 20, 30, 40 years. but what i've heard the department of defense saying is that the inflation adjusted growth will be less than 2% in future years. what i've heard them say for this year is around 4%. >> the other thing is 73% increase defense budget. in past years your predecessor would lay this out, 43% increase. does your include supplementles? >> that's looking at, well, i'd have to look. i believe that's looking at the base defense budget. >> your figure would have been the low? >> i'm not familiar with that figure. >> we used a lot in the past and this must be supplementals. >> we can look at that. >> baneline budget and two separate bills sent up not all rolled into one. so we should be thinking 660, 670 a year? >> it looks like what th
to recover. >>> the search for chemical weapons in a northwest d.c. neighborhood is on holdor now. the u.s. army corps of engineers stopped its search for world war i munitions in the spring valley neighborhood. after a worker digiscovered an ith a c werh a mustard agent. the discovery was made last week at a vacant home behind american university's campus. the school was once used to develop and test chemical weapons during world war i. workers have been searching for munitions for a number of years now but it is unclear when or if further excavation will take ace. >>> still no cause yet to a fire that damaged this home in white oak today. firefighters were called to a home on symphony woods drive this morning. when they arrived they found flames shooting from the back of the house. three propane tanks that were in the back were on fire. the flames quickly spread to the second floor andatic of the house and no one washurt. firefighters rescued three pets from the burning home. >>> the dogs that attacked and killed a young man in leesburg have been put to sleep. loudoun county animal contr
and now authorities say they know why. megan mcgrath joins us live where a news conference just wrapped up. >> reporter: firefighters say that 80% of the first floor was fully engulfed by flames when they aived on the scene. this was a very, very large house. so this was a huge job from the get go. then fire crews arrived and tried to hook up to the hydrants. they could not get water on to the fire. and as they struggled, the home continued to burn. so what happened? the city released a preliminary report. we some have some answers. a 75-year-old corroded water pipe, that's what was servicing the fire hydrants in the neighborhood and that pipe and the inability to get enough water is one of the major factors that thwarted efforts to put out a massive fire. >> not only has it been here probably since the homes were of a much different size, but it is also probably of significant corrosion to have a tremendous impact on the amount of gallons that can be pumped through the pipes. >> reporter: according to a preliminary report released by the city, the two hydrants closest to the home pumped 3
the senate confirmed sotomayor to the u.s. supreme court. >> her nomination passed by a vote of 68-31, making her the first hispanic justice to serve on the high court. steve handelsman joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. the outcome of this sotomayor confirmation vote was not in doubt, but this was still dramatic in the u.s. senate. >> mr. gregg, aye. >> reporter: the final vote looked like history in the making. senator stint to say yay or nay. raised poor in new york, parents from puerto rico, brilliant student, prosecutor and federal judge for 17 years. nominated by president obama, sotomayor will be the first hispanic to sit on the supreme court. every democrat heaped on praise. >> judge sotomayor is clearly a moderate. she is highly qualified. she is extremely intelligent, and she represents the american ideal that at the end of the day race and ethnicity and class aren't supposed to predetermine anything. >> reporter: nine republicans voted yes. >> judge sotomayor's decisions are not outside the legal mainstream. >> reporter: most republicans
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